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  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy welcomed today MV Asterix, an auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel, to its fleet. The acceptance ceremony was held onboard the newbuilding at NB Jetty, CFB Dockyard Halifax. MV Asterix will be operated and managed by Federal Fleet Services as part of a five-year contract and commanded by a civilian Master. Canadian Armed […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Quebec-based shipbuilder Davie Shipbuilding has urged Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to reevaluate the government’s decision not to order a second supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. Speaking in Quebec last Friday, Justin Trudeau told an audience that the Canadian Armed Forces did an assessment and concluded that there was no need for the […]

  • 7 February 2019

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina on Wednesday departed the Esquimalt naval base in company of support ship M/V Asterix, starting a deployment which will see the duo operate in the Pacific Ocean, Asia, Middle East and East Africa. Asterix returned to sea after completing a five-month Asia-Pacific deployment in December last year. The deployment of […]

  • 20 August 2019

    A Royal Canadian Navy frigate and a leased replenishment ship supporting navy operations have concluded a six-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. The frigate HMCS Regina returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on August 19 while the naval replenishment unit Asterix has transited the Panama Canal and is expected to arrive […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel Asterix has entered service after completing sea trials and testing. Asterix performed daily replenishment-at-sea (RAS) exercises with the RCN and conducted extensive RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operations to prove and demonstrate its capabilities. Exercises ranged from dual RAS operations to helicopter landing, take-off and vertical replenishment trials. […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canadian shipbuilder Chantier Davie on Thursday unveiled the Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship ‘Asterix’. Asterix is the first large naval ship to be built in Canada in over 20 years, according to the shipbuilder. Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October […]

  • 19 December 2018

    Royal Canadian Navy vessels ranging from coastal defense vessels through frigates to replenishment oilers returned to their Atlantic and Pacific bases from operations in European, South American, and Asia-Pacific waters. Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Edmonton and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Canada’s Pacific coast while their sister ship HMCS Moncton returned […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Industry news

    Shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada has received a new large network IP CCTV system for installation aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship. The system was delivered by Aberdeen, UK-based Kongsberg Maritime camera systems group. The digital IP CCTV system was delivered following a factory acceptance test (FAT), which took place in November 2016. The […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canadian shipbuilder Davie Shipbuilding launched the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship ‘Asterix’ this weekend at its shipyard in Quebec. The naval support ship started life as containership MV Asterix and was converted into the naval support ship after arriving in Lévis in October 2015. The shipbuilder said commissioning of all onboard […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy is buying ship-to-shore connector systems to enhance its capabilities in supporting humanitarian assistance and taking part in joint operations ashore. The STS connectors are envisioned to be operated from the navy’s new Joint Support Ships, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2022/23. According to a Canadian government […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian shipyard Davie Shipbuilding cut first steel for the Royal Canadian Navy Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel during a ceremony held in Lévis, Québec, May 24. Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Davie Shipbuilding, the contractor in charge of constructing the Royal Canadian Navy’s Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel, has subcontracted ALMACO Group for the delivery of a superstructure for the vessel. Project Resolve consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis, Canada, in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Canadian Navy’s future naval fleet auxiliary vessel M/V Asterix has joined Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. By doing so, the Federal Fleet Services-operated oiler became the first naval oiler to join the certification program. “It’s the greenest naval ship ever built in Canada,” stated Spencer Fraser, Federal Fleet Services’ CEO. […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s Resolve-class naval support ship Asterix has completed all trials and is en route to Canadian Forces Base Halifax where she will enter Royal Canadian Navy service and be operated by Federal Fleet Services Inc. According to Davie Shipbuilding, the company in charge of converting the former containership into a fleet support ship, Asterix departed Québec […]

  • 2 July 2018

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell Boeing JPO a $4,2 billion contract for V-22 tiltrotor aircraft construction. As informed, the contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy, 34 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps, one CV-22B for the Air Force and four MV-22B aircraft for […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Project Resolve Inc. have selected OSI Maritime Systems’ Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) for the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix into an Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) ship. The ship will be converted in order to meet the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) supply ship requirements. OSI’s Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) is a […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey pilots tested rolling landing and takeoffs on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) earlier this month. The testing took place a month after Bell Boeing received a contract to build the first 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the US Navy. The CMV-22B Osprey is a […]

  • 24 October 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain has developed a crack in her hull while being transported to Japan aboard the heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure. The destroyer was being transported from Singapore to Japan where it was to undergo repairs after being involved in a collision with merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Strait of Malacca […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has finished testing of the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey for aircraft carrier operations aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) was conducted from July 22 to August 4 off the coast of California. Sailors and senior officials explored, analyzed and documented the characteristics of operating a detachment of MV-22s for the carrier […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingals Industries authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Friday, April 12. Ship’s Co-sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja declared the keel to be “truly and fairly laid.” LPD 29 is the first US Navy ship named in honor of Richard M. […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A part of HMAS Sydney (IV)’s living history paid a surprise visit to the ship during her port visit to Hobart. 95 year old Fred House, the only surviving member of HMAS Sydney (II)’s commissioning crew, came onboard for a look around the ship on Sunday, February 10. Mr House said his visit onboard had […]

  • 21 August 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) collided with a merchant ship while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on August 21. According to the US Navy, ten sailors are missing and five are injured after the guided-missile destroyer collided with oil tanker Alnic MC. Four of the injured were medically evacuated by a […]

  • 4 December 2013

    On Saturday 1 December, an EU Naval Force Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) handover ceremony was held in Djibouti between Lithuanian and Serbian Forces in Djibouti. Members of the Lithuanian Forces have spent the past four months embarked in the World Food Programme (WFP) aid ship, MV Caroline Scan, providing protection from pirate attack as […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy recently completed Black Carillon 16, a three week submarine escape and rescue exercise off the Western Australian coast. This year’s iteration of the exercise is the 15th in a series of Navy submarine escape and rescue exercises, designed to practice and prove established rescue procedures used in the rare instance requiring the evacuation of personnel […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Indian Coast Guard, being the coordinator of the Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR), conducted the 6th Search and Rescue Workshop and Exercise (SAREX-14) from 19 to 20 March 2014 in and around Mumbai.   Events comprised of Search and Rescue (SAR) Workshop (Table Top Exercise) conducted on 19 March 2014 followed by Search and Rescue […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy ships will be joining US and Japan Self Defense Force units for exercise Keen Sword which is scheduled to start on October 29. According to the US Navy, this will be the first time Canadian Navy ships are taking part in the maritime portion of the exercise. While the US Navy did […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On 13h of October the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta Liaison Officer (LNO) for Seychelles and Mauritius, Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams Royal Navy, boarded NATO’s Danish counter piracy maritime patrol aircraft for a reconnaissance mission off the coast of Somalia. In the spirit of maritime cooperation, the Danish Commanding Officer, Major Michael […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 28 Jun, a promotion ceremony for Defence Executive Officers (DXO) was held at the MINDEF Auditorium. The Guest of Honour for the event was the Permanent Secretary for Defence, Mr Chiang Chie Foo. 16 DXOs from the Navy who was recognized at the ceremony. Ms Aveline Chiok, Staff Officer (Publicity) in the Navy Recruitment […]

  • 19 July 2013

    Last week EU Naval Force confirmed that the Malaysian flagged Motor Vessel, MV Albedo, held by armed pirates in an anchorage close to the Somali coast since November 2010, had sunk in rough seas. Since then EU Naval Force warships and a Maritime Patrol Aircraft have conducted sea and air searches in the area to […]